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Acupuncture Points to Treat Gastroenteritis

Acupuncture Points to Treat Gastroenteritis
10 Jul 2014

Each and every year, millions of people suffer from diarrhea and bouts of vomiting because of food poisoning. Although most of the cases are mild and pass so quickly that they never get diagnosed, very rarely a severe outbreak creates a public health hazard.

However, acupuncture is of great help when it comes to relieving the signs of and recovering from foodborne illness. It can relieve the symptoms, make the recovery faster, increase the energy levels, prevent the development of acute immune deficiencies and strengthen the digestive system to prevent future occurrences of food poisoning.

The Chinese medicine can drain dampness and heat from intestines for removing pathogen while at the same time calming the stomach to stop the occurrence of vomiting and nausea. After the chronic syndromes subside, treatments are emphasized on improving the levels of energy and strengthening the digestive system to bring a complete recovery.

Various acupuncture points are used depending on the specific symptoms and the health condition of the individual. Here I have discussed about a few acupuncture points, which are generally used for treating gastroenteritis.

  • St 25 (Stomach 25) and Co 4 (Ren 4)0-These are 2 acupuncture points, which are situated on abdomen around umbilicus. These points are used for cramping, abdominal pain and draining heat as well as damp from intestines.
  • St 36 (Stomach 36)-This is situated below the knee on shin. It’s a very powerful acupuncture point, which is used for relieving the pain in stomach and adjusting and balancing the physiological activity of digestive system. It is a major point on body for GI tract triggering the body to dissolve food, move the food out of intestines and stomach and augment the secretion of the hydrochloric acid.
  • Pc 6 (Pericardium 6)-This is an acupuncture points that’s located two finger breadths higher than the inside of wrist. This point alleviates vomiting and nausea.

Acupuncture is very effective in treating problems that are related to digestion. So, anyone suffering from gastrointestinal difficulties or problems of digestion in Northern Beaches can schedule an appointment with me.


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